Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, California
If you are looking for that “WOW” factor, Bacara has it. It doesn’t come cheap and you wouldn’t want it that way in a place where people pour in to experience a portion of the coast previously only visited (further north) by campers with RV’s and tents at El Capitan, Refugio and Gaviota State Parks.
Popular with corporate event planners, individuals can stay in a room or suite and enjoy the best of the coast with restaurants, bars and cafes overlooking the ocean. The lobby is elegant, but casual with its finished, beamed ceilings. Mediterranean architecture is seen in the outcropping of buildings with rooms and suites that blend in with the hillside on which they sit. In several previous passes, we didn’t even notice the property and thought it was a condominium complex, tucked off behind a grove of trees from Highway 101 north of Santa Barbara. This resort is a hidden gem!
Right next to the resort with it’s tennis, spa, launch ramp and beach is Sandpiper Golf Course. We can see why Bacara is so popular. It has an incredible little-known beach, golf and even wine tasting a short trip away. Romantic getaways, anniversaries and birthdays would be happily celebrated at Bacara, where privacy and pleasure are honored. Be prepared to spend $hundreds per night, but it’s oh so worth it.
8301 Hollister Ave
Goleta, CA 93117
- (805) 968-0100
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